How to get to Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan remained hidden from the rest of the world till early 1960’s.Until then people used to walk days and months to reach destinations crossing through high mountains, dense forest & rivers. However, with boosting of economic development has made the country much more accessible and there is now a network of roads to every nooks & corner of the country, also one international and multiple domestic airports. Being a landlocked country away from road and air the other mode of transportation system is not feasible. Entry to Bhutan by road is accessible only through India states of Assam and Bengal while form the northern point its totally inaccessible to cross the snow-capped mountains.

The only international airport is present in Paro where one can fly in to Bhutan through neighboring countries – India, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and Bangladesh. There are two airlines in Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. For latest flight schedule & fare please contact us.

One can also travel overland through India to enter at one of Four border town – Samtse, Phuentsholing, Gyelephu and samdrup Jongkhar. Among all, route to Phuentsoling is the most popular of all the other four entry point. Phuenstholing and Samtse is located in southwest Bhutan that links with West Bengal, Alipur district, Jaygaon. Phuentsholing is roughly 170 kilometers away from Bagdogra International Airport in West Bengal, approx 45min drive from nearest railway station Hasimara and 1.1/2hrs drive from Alipur duar/coach bihar railway station. The other two, less used routes are located at Samdrup Jongkhar in south-eastern Bhutan and Gelephu in south-central Bhutan, connects to the Indian state of Assam. Guwahati International airport in Assam is roughly 105 kilometers away from Samdrup Jongkhar town.


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